Vision Matauranga – Workshop at Rotorua’s Whakarewarewa Village

MacDiarmid PI and GNS scientist Andreas Markwitz has organised an international workshop at Rotorua’s Whakarewarewa Village focussing on ion beam analysis in commercial environments. GNS has been working with Rototua’s Whakarewarewa Village since 2014, using ion beam analysis to explore air quality issues and the implications of polluted air. Rotorua Daily Post

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Apr
24

Vision Mātauranga: partnering to create a new tomorrow

Last year, thanks to the initial work and foresight of Desi Ramoo, we began a relationship with Nihi Houia and Ron Hough of Ngā Hononga Marae (Charitable) Trust in Whanganui. Nihi and Ron visited us in Wellington and then in turn welcomed us in Whanganui. Very quickly it was evident that they shared our vision […]

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Apr
17

Funding boost will help joint science projects with iwi groups

Project leader (MacDiarmid Institute Principal Investigator) Andreas Markwitz, of GNS Science, said findings would lead to an improved understanding of the health effects of volcanic eruptions and geothermal events in the central North Island. “The improved knowledge and understanding will help to underpin health monitoring and support geothermal and Māori tourism. It will also help […]

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Oct
16

Marae keen to start up incubator

One of New Zealand’s most distinguished science bodies has formed an alliance with Wanganui’s Te Hononga Marae Trust. The director of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Kate McGrath, said the two signed a memorandum of understanding three weeks ago at Patiarero Marae on the Whanganui River. A former student of the institute, […]

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Oct
04

Trust and Science Institute Join Forces

A Whanganui charitable trust has signed a partnership with a top New Zealand research institute which it hopes will produce more Maori scientists. Nga Hononga Marae Trust has signed a memorandum of understanding with The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology. The manager of the trust said the two organisations will undertake community-based science […]

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Sep
25

Partnership will strengthen Māori innovation and capability

Partnership will strengthen Māori innovation and capability A memorandum of understanding was signed in Whanganui on Thursday September 24 2014, between The MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology and Ngā Hononga Marae (Charitable) Trust. Together, the two organisations will undertake community-based science programmes to develop learning opportunities for young Māori, while also indentifying and […]

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Jul
13

Te Rōpū Āwhina

The MacDiarmid Institute sponsors Te Rōpū Āwhina whānau in the Faculties of Science, Engineering, Architecture and Design at Victoria University of Wellington, which was established in 1999. The kaupapa of Āwhina is to produce Māori and Pacific scientists, technologists, engineers, architects and designers to contribute to Māori and Pacific community development and leadership. Te Rōpū […]

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Jul
12

Opening Young Eyes to a New Perspective on Colour

Like these kids, I was taught in art class that the primary colours are red, blue, and yellow and we can mix them to come up with any colour of the rainbow. So the kids were surprised to discover that mixing full-strength blue and yellow light produces bright white.  It isn’t easy for the little […]

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